The eagerly anticipated Rocky and Bullwinkle Stage Follies has hit a road block. Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose reunited about 6 months ago and assembled most of the original cast into a stage revue of their old show.
According to those working on the stage production, rehearsals had been going really well and everyone in the cast was getting along. In fact, everything was going so well that the opening date was moved up several weeks. The show was going to premiere in Frostbite Falls, MN, where the comedy duo was formed, on September 19th. That date has been postponed for the moment. However, paparazzi caught Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale catching a red eye flight back to Russia early Friday morning. This may foreshadow a longer postponement. At least, longer than the producers of the show are giving now.
The trouble started last week during the rehearsal of a Dudley Do-Right segment. The rehearsal was going well when trouble erupted off-stage. Apparently an argument started between Rocky and Bullwinkle and progressed rather quickly. The two had too be broken up by Mr. Peadbody and Sherman.
Witnesses overheard Rocky making comments about how well Nell Fenwick looked. Bullwinkle, who once dated Nell and had jealousy issues over her, did not like the comment. The two had some words before they began pushing each other. They were broken up before any punches were thrown. After being separated, Bullwinkle yelled at Rocky, "Hey Rocky, watch me punch you're f***ing teeth down the back of your throat." Rocky replied, "Somebody get that psycho out of here and calm him the F**k down."
Bullwinkle then announced that he didn't need this and walked out. Nell, who had been informed of what transpired, ran out after him.
Rocky then exclaimed, "Well, now at least I can say with a straight face to the audience...and now here's something I think you'll really like!" His attempt at levity was not received well by the other cast members and Rocky later apologized. However, the damage was apparently done and as of this report, Bullwinkle was not back on stage.
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